Steve J. Allen – Contrast LP (Studio III Recordings)

The release I will talk about today is one of those vinyl records I awaited in anticipation since I’ve heard the first single. Contrast is a second and most advanced full-length recording by Steve J. Allen, a devoted punk rocker whose music refuses further classifications into a particular genre. His unique ideas, sense of balance,… Read More Steve J. Allen – Contrast LP (Studio III Recordings)

Anti-Flag – 17 Song Demo CD (Cleopatra Records)

Can we even talk about US melodic punk rock without mentioning the legendary Anti-Flag? I guess not. Whoever stumbled upon this veteran punk rock quartet experienced a rush of wisely assembled lyrics and energetic, melodic, crushing riffs. Each full-length deals with not only local but global politics and topics that are striking society on a… Read More Anti-Flag – 17 Song Demo CD (Cleopatra Records)

Come The Spring – Echoes Revived CD (Engineer Records)

UK melodic punk rock/indie/emo scene is getting even stronger each day, thanks to hardworking bands, labels, and promoters. They’re representing significant cogs in the machinery that runs smoothly for decades. Engineer Records is one of those record labels that has been active for two decades and delivers tremendous releases daily. Recently, Engineer Records reissued Echoes… Read More Come The Spring – Echoes Revived CD (Engineer Records)

Neckscars – Don’t Panic LP (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

A brand new batch from Engineer Records arrived recently at our headquarters, so there’s no better way to celebrate this occasion than with a proper review. This group is not a stranger to these pages, and I had a chance to post a couple of news posts about their singles and upcoming album, which seen… Read More Neckscars – Don’t Panic LP (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

The Matchup – Straight To The Core LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)

If you paid close attention to these pages this week, you probably realized that Hell For Breakfast carries loads of good groups/artists on their roster. Literally, everything I heard so far bursts with outstanding quality, and to be honest, I could listen to their bands over and over again without getting bored. But wait, what… Read More The Matchup – Straight To The Core LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)

Fortune Cookie Club – Les Chansons De La Gloire LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)

At some points, I was very skeptical about this release when I opened the box with vinyl records and stumbled across it, among many others stacked in the package. There was something fishy going on with the album cover. I was not convinced enough this band is serious with its intentions to mimic hard rock… Read More Fortune Cookie Club – Les Chansons De La Gloire LP (Hell For Breakfast Records)